Château Léoville Poyferré Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 2007
Helped by a 98 point Parker rating for its 2003, LÃ©oville-PoyferrÃ© is finallygetting the credit it deserves. Didier Cuvelier calls 2007 a great restaurantvintage - like 1999 but better made - but this feels like excessive modesty fora wine of this class. Intensely concentrated, minerally and stylish, it isclearly one of the wines of the vintage. A serious, fragrant nose leads on to aprecise, complex palate with finely tuned, supple tannins, generous blackberryand kirsch fruit and mocha and leather hints. This is another great successfrom the most underrated member of the LÃ©oville clan.
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RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
Editorial Reviews for Château Léoville Poyferré Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien
Smoky oak, clay soil tones, smoked chili, sweet touch of caramel, blackberry coulis – velvet texture in the mouth, seductive soft tannins, mid-palate turns a bit loose and blowsy but quite texturally expansive, tightens up on the finish, a touch short but quite enjoyable already (89-90)
External Reviews for Château Léoville Poyferré Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien
WS 90pts. - IWC 90pts. - According to the Wine Spectator: Offers subtle aromas of smoky wood, fresh herbs and dark fruits. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and soft, silky tannins. Very well-crafted and polished for the vintage. Much better than from barrel. Best after 2012. According to the Wine Advocate: Grapy, richly fruity, medium-bodied flavors of cocoa, white chocolate, spicy herbs, and black currants jump from the glass of this deliciously evolved, complex wine. It is a soft, easy-going St.-Julien to consume over the next 8-10 years.
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc. Medium ruby core with a fuchsia rim. Caramel aromas surround dark boysenberry and black cherry fruit. Fairly oaky on the front palate followed by toasty cherry, cassis and roaste... Mike Supple. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Leoville-Poyferre 750ml
Rated - No tasting note given. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Leoville-Poyferre 750ml
65% Cabernet Sauvignon 24% Merlot 7% Petit Verdot 4% Cabernet Franc. Medium ruby core with a fuchsia rim. Caramel aromas surround dark boysenberry and black cherry fruit. Fairly oaky on the front palate followed by toasty cherry cassis and roasted earth. Round tannins and very approachable already. Mike Supple.
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